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@Eric
@Eric - is that the Open Country 3-cup pot? I have the Anti-gravity 3-cup in plain Al ie 710 mls, no handle, with the original Al cone, and it's a great pot. I am thinking of getting a Ti ...

In GEAR » Favorite Hard Anodized Al Pots, solo, 2p and 3-4p group?
April 18, 9:55am

Re: JMT: VVR to Whitney Portal. Average # of Days?
Apologies for my last post, should have read 7.5 days not 6.5. I'll go back and change it. All times below are walk times, so add your own stops : Day 1. VVR - Marie Lake...............

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT: VVR to Whitney Portal. Average # of Days?
April 18, 8:27am

Re: JMT: VVR to Whitney Portal. Average # of Days?
I did VVR to Whitney Portal in 7.5 days without pushing too hard, although there was one long day from Bubbs Creek to Whitney summit. You will know how well you are going when you get to VVR,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT: VVR to Whitney Portal. Average # of Days?
April 14, 4:12pm

Re : insulation squashing
@Travis : interesting figures in the current article on Wind Insulation, including : "when your insulation is 50% the thickness, your actual insulation value could be only 40%." And : ...

In GEAR » Quilt Stacking
February 27, 3:17pm

Quilt Stacking
I've never tried quilt stacking, so can someone explain to me why the synthetic doesn't squash the down, so loosing loft and warmth?

In GEAR » Quilt Stacking
February 20, 12:36pm

Re: Winter Firebuilding Techniques (Video)
Some nice tips and refresher.

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Firebuilding Techniques (Video)
February 20, 12:20pm

Re : What about stakes??
Most of my camps were +/- 10000ft, and so more rocky than in the woods. My pegs often needed hammering in with a rock, and I found my Ti angle pegs prone to damage, so have now included four 6"...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Shelter for JMT
January 28, 9:56am

Re: Shelter for JMT
I got on well with a ZPacks Hexamid = 6ozs, and the Hexanet inner = 7ozs. If there's no rain you can just pitch the net with your pole to keep the bugs and dirt out.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Shelter for JMT
January 24, 4:17pm

Stoves on JMT
On my 2011 JMT I used only a wood burning Bushbuddy Ultra, but in 2012 there were fire restrictions in Kings and Sequoia due to the very dry conditions, and stoves of this type, incl the Backcountr...

In Gear Lists » JMT Next Summer
December 23, 12:54pm

Maps
My +1 for mapping goes to the Harrison maps. You get 13 A4 sheets of indestructible plasticised paper at 1" to the mile which are waterproof but can still be written on. I fold up one sheet at...

In Gear Lists » JMT Next Summer
December 20, 6:25am

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